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Revise § 423.578(a)(1) to include “tiering” when referring to the exceptions procedures described in this subparagraph. Even without the high-income surcharges, your monthly costs to sign up for Part B, medigap insurance and Part D will run about $309 per person per month. You may be able to save money by buying a Medicare Advantage plan, which offers medical and drug coverage through a private network of providers; you pay the Part B premium plus an average Medicare Advantage premium of $33.90 a month.
45. Section 422.2262 is amended by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows:
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The most recent coverage expansion, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was an historic accomplishment, expanding coverage to 20 million Americans—the largest expansion in 50 years.1 The law has also proved to be remarkably resilient: Despite repeated acts of overt sabotage by the Trump administration—and repeated attempts to repeal the law—enrollment has remained steady.2
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In addition to requiring the direct notice to affected enrollees discussed previously, proposed § 423.120(b)(iv)(D) would also require Part D sponsors to provide the following entities with Start Printed Page 56416notice of the generic substitutions consistent with § 423.120(b)(5)(ii): CMS, State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (as defined in § 423.454), entities providing other prescription drug coverage (as described in § 423.464(f)(1)), authorized prescribers, network pharmacies, and pharmacists. (To avoid repetition, we propose to revise the provision to refer to all of these entities as “CMS and other specified entities” for the purposes of § 423.120(b).) Even though, as proposed, a Part D sponsor that met all of the requirements would be able to make the generic substitution immediately without submitting any formulary change requests to CMS, the Part D sponsor must include the generic substitution in the next available formulary submission to CMS. We note that Part D plans can determine the most effective means to communicate formulary change information to State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, entities providing other prescription drug coverage, authorized prescribers, network pharmacies, and pharmacists and that, under our proposed provision, we would consider online posting sufficient for those purposes.
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Coordination of Benefits Next View our photos on Instagram. Risk adjustment data. In paragraph (c)(5)(ii)(A), we propose that if the sponsor communicates that the NPI is not active and valid, the sponsor must permit the pharmacy to—Start Printed Page 56447
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Follow Mass.gov on Instagram Covered by Employers We note that in conducting the case management required under § 423.153(f)(4)(i)(A) in anticipation of implementing a prescriber lock-in, the sponsor would be expected to update any case management it had already conducted. Also, even if a sponsor had already obtained the prescriber's agreement to implement a limitation on the beneficiary's coverage of frequently abused drugs to a selected pharmacy to comply with § 423.153(f)(4)(i)(B), for example, the sponsor would have to obtain the agreement of the prescriber who would be selected to implement a limitation on a beneficiary's coverage of frequently abused drugs to a selected prescriber. Finally, we note that even if a sponsor had already provided the beneficiary with the required notices to comply with § 423.153(f)(4)(i)(C), the sponsor would have to provide them again in order to remain compliant, because the beneficiary would not have been notified about the specific limitation on his or her access to coverage for frequently abused drugs to a selected prescriber(s) and has an opportunity to select the prescriber(s).
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Table 8A—Categorization of a Contract Based on Its Weighted Variance Ranking Second, and also consistent with current policy, we propose an MA-only contract and PDP would have a summary rating calculated only if the contract meets the minimum number of rated measures required for its respective summary rating: A contract must have scores for at least 50 percent of the measures required to be reported for the contract type to have the summary rating calculated. The proposed regulation text would be codified as paragraph (c)(2)(i) of §§ 422.166 and 423.186. The same rules would be applied to both the Part C and Part D summary ratings for the minimum number of rated measures and flags for display. We would apply this regulation to require a MA-PD to have a Part C and a Part D summary rating if the minimum requirement of rated measures for each summary rating type is met. The improvement measures are based on identified measures that are each counted towards meeting the proposed requirement for the calculation of a summary rating. We propose (at paragraph (c)(2)(ii)) that the improvement measures themselves are not included in the count of minimum number of measures for the Part C or Part D summary ratings.
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Maryland 2 30.2% 18.5% (CareFirst Blue Choice) 91.4% (CareFirst CFMI, GHMSI) Based on the 2015 data in CMS' OMS, more than 76 percent of all beneficiaries estimated to be potential at-risk beneficiaries are LIS-eligible individuals. Based on this data, without an SEP limitation at the initial point of identification, the notification of a potential drug management program may prompt these individuals to switch plans immediately after receiving the initial notice. In effect, under the current regulations, if unchanged, the dually- or other LIS-eligible individual, could keep changing plans and avoid being subject to any drug management program.
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